"A harmful truth is better than a useful lie."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."Thomas Mann on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."Thomas Mann on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."Thomas Mann on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."Thomas Mann on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."Thomas Mann on Winston Churchill
"An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates."
"For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide."
"Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd."
"For the sake of goodness and love, man shall let death have no sovereignty over his thoughts."
"All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life."